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Two cameras on the Costa del Sol in Spain's top five for catching speeding drivers

The camera at kilometre 246 of the Autovía del Mediterráneo is the best performing in the whole of the country.
The camera at kilometre 246 of the Autovía del Mediterráneo is the best performing in the whole of the country. / SUR
  • The fixed devices at kilometre points 246 and 256 on the A-7 collected a daily average of 133 and 94 fines, respectively, last year

Despite the fact that the pandemic has seen a considerable reduction in traffic on the roads, Malaga province has the dubious honour of seeing two of its speed cameras in the top five for collecting fines in the entire country.

In fact, the one that has been at kilometre 246 of the A-7 for two decades, heading in the direction of Barcelona, with a speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour, is the one that caught most speeding drivers in the whole of the country in 2020, with 48,771 - an average of 133.25 per day.

The other is located just ten kilometres away at marker 256 of the A-7, in Torre de Benagalbón, in the municipality of Rincón de la Victoria, but on the Cadiz carriageway. Last year it caught 34,327 drivers who were going more than 80 kilometres per hour.

This is confirmed by the latest data published on the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) website, which has just released the list of the 50 fixed and section radars in Spain that imposed the most fines last year.

The coronavirus pandemic and the state of alarm with mobility restrictions has made its mark on the data, seeing the number of speeding penalties drop by 25 per cent from 4.5 million throughout the country in 2019, to just over 3.8 million in 2020.